People were furiously typing, team leads were jotting the goals of the week on the designated white boards, the tech team was drowning in the hot cups of coffee and then there was silence. The silence that usually precedes an announcement, which was we had won the Digital Startup of The Year Award at the 11th edition of the Indian Digital Summit. Obviously we were all thrilled. As a team, we had always celebrated these milestones together. We had our customary high fives, congratulated each other and went right back to where we were- working & justifying our title.
The esteemed panel of 25 jury members had the arduous task of selecting the winner based on pre-set criteria such as – funding, unique proposition, twitter followers, growth in last one year and many more. The jury felt that that Urban Company has the potential to grow and become a new leader in the said category. To become the leading digital startup trying to solve a unique problem area.
Sharing this news with you is part of the joy we got in getting the award from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which conducts the Indian digital summit every year. The organization seeks to represent the entire gamut of digital businesses in India Its vision is to bring together the digital fraternity and give them a unique platform to exchange ideas. It was established in the year 2004 and in the last 12 years of its existence has effectively addressed the challenges faced by the digital and online industry in India. With a membership of over 250 Indian and MNC companies, offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.
It was only imperative for the evening of the 8th and 9th February to be attended by some of the leading names in the digital world. The event had 120+ speakers and 1600+ delegates. A total of 750+ entries across all the categories of the awards. Among the 75 winners that evening, Urban Company was one of them.
Speaking on the win, Raghav Chandra, Cofounder Urban Company, said, “We are ecstatic and obliged. It is a great win for the team. The digital advances help whittle the world down to manageable size, and this event was in line with the philosophy. The delegates were from diverse backgrounds such as cloud, e-commerce, travel, mobile & internet and technology, with discussions about startups, marketing technologies and other digital trends. We were only glad to contribute!”
Ever since Urban Company started its journey two years back, every day has been a step in this direction. With more professionals added to the platform and service categories launched week after week, we wish to deliver not just in quantity but quality too.
Is this win an acknowledgement of that fact, Raghav answers, “Well certainly! But it is also a reminder that we need to keep moving. Digital media and its trends are extremely dynamic, and we promise to keep up.”
While we celebrate this win with the pats on the back, we echo a vision. The fact that we have miles to go and never to sleep.
We thank you all for making us possible!